Forget Bill. Sounds like Quentin Tarantino wants to kill Ball.
Sure, you think the Pulp Fiction purveyor would have plenty to bond with neighbor Alan Ball about. Both have Oscars. Both have vampire projects on their résumé (From Dusk Till Dawn, True Blood). But you'd be thinking wrong.
So what's their beef?
Tarantino is suing the Academy Award-winning scribe of American Beauty and mastermind of HBO's True Blood and Six Feet Under over the "blood-curdling screams" coming from Ball's outdoor "exotic bird menagerie." The ruckus, Tarantino claims, is keeping him up day and night and preventing him from writing.
Per the lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superiort Court, Tarantino says he tried to work things out with Ball, but to no avail, and now he's been forced to sue to silence the "daily cacophony."
"Nearly every day, Mr. Tarantino and others in his home are subjected to pteradactyl-like screams, which are not only startling, but have also seriously disrupted Mr. Tarantino's ability to work as a writer in his home," the suit states. "In short, the macaws are a nuisance and have greatly interfered with Mr. Tarantino's quiet use and enjoyment of his home."
Perhaps Ball hasn't heard Samuel L. Jackson's recitation of Ezekiel 25:17 ? (Don't wanna end up six feet under now).
"Though one might assume that, as a fellow writer, Ball would understand and respect a writer's need for peace and quiet while he is working, that assumption would be wrong," the complaint continues.
An attorney for Ball was unavailable for comment, but we're guessing he thinks this suit is for the birds.